Editor's Note: As fears, questions and theories emerged around the major outbreak of swine flu our AC360° viewers had much to say (and much to ask) about this topic. Here are some of your thoughts and questions, and we hope to hear from more of you be sure to check out the continuous updates from on this story here. CNN will bring you the latest and best information.
I wonder if this "sudden outbreak" of Swine flu is just a distraction from the drug cartels in Mexico. It's pretty funny that there has been no mention of the War on Drugs, since the "outbreak."
I have the swine flu, just received the phone call a few hours ago. I am in Victoria, BC Canada. i was told by the hospital in Cancun I did not have it. I was told by the hospital in Victoria BC I did not have it. So I was sent home. Now a day and a half later they call me to tell me I have it!
Please ask Janet Napolitino to remind people to "cough into their sleeve" not "cover your mouth" as she suggested on your show today. Covering your mouth when you cough transfers germs on to your hand, this keeps germs alive and passes them on to everything your hand touches.
I've just recently spoken to my aunt in Mexico and she thinks the government from Mexico City is responsible for what is happening with this infectious disease. She says, just a few weeks ago they shut off all water resources causing not thousands, but millions of people without water supply and with this virus spreading from person to person you can imagine how people couldn't been able to keep themselves clean and protected from the virus. Therefore, Mexico City’s government is responsible for this issue but because they chose not to say anything about it whatsoever to the community.
My mother had a kidney transplant 10 months ago and is planning to travel to Europe this weekend all by herself. I am afraid she will be at high risk at the airport as well as in the plane, since her immune system is suppressed. Do you recommend such high-risk people not to travel at these times?
I work in a hospital and it is concerning me to see the people walk around with the masks only covering their mouth. That is a waste of a mask. what are people thinking?? Can you mention this on your show and tell people to wear the mask correctly?
Why is there little or no conjecture about whether immunity, full or partial, is conferred by having gotten a flu shot last fall. Do Mexicans have access to flu vaccine, and what % of the population has been vaccinated?
I live in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Should I get a Tamiflu shot? Any other facts I should know?
How long will the swine flu virus survive on a surface? Are all surfaces equal or will some surfaces sustain the virus for a longer time.
I work as a flight attendant for a major airline that travels all over the world. Not much is being said regarding flight crews and protecting them from being exposed by passengers that have been exposed to the swine flu.
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